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Tuesday, February 28

  1. page Nervous System Protozoa edited ... Naegleria fowleri is normally found in the Southern or Southwestern region of the United State…
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    Naegleria fowleri is normally found in the Southern or Southwestern region of the United States, like Florida or Texas, because of the warm climate.
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    Naegleria

    Naegleria
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    human brain.
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    binary fission.
    Diagnosis:
    Naegleria fowleri enters the nervous system when ingested through the nose. It begins to eat away brain cells with a unique "sucking apparatus" that extends from it's cellular body; causing it to become a pathogen which is a bacterium that can cause disease called Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (or "PAM"). There is, however, Amphotecricin B that is used to treat N. fowleri in vitro, but chances are still slight because survival remains less than 1%. There has been many other experiments with different substances in the hopes of finding something that could cure the disease. The only thing that has proven to be effective is Chlorpromazine, which was most therapeutic.
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  2. page Nervous System Protozoa edited Nervous System Protozoa Protozoa: Naegleria fowleri {http://www.microbeworld.org/index.php?o…

    Nervous System ProtozoaProtozoa:
    Naegleria fowleri
    {http://www.microbeworld.org/index.php?option=com_jlibrary&view=article&task=download&id=3124} Naegleria fowleri amoeba grown in axenic culture displaying sucker-like structures.
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    Naegleria fowleri is normally found in the Southern or Southwestern region of the United States, like Florida or Texas, because of the warm climate.
    Species Interactions:
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    with water.
    During times

    Naegleria fowleri developed what is called a flagella so it could swim around more efficiently
    when climate conditions are not ideal,feeding on the human brain.
    Reproduction:
    Naegleria fowleri has 3 stages in their life style: Cyst, trophozoite, and a flagellate. They mature when exposed to iconic concentration, like in distilled water. This maturation occurs in a few, short minutes. This species reproduces using binary fission.
    Diagnosis:
    Naegleria fowleri enters the nervous system when ingested through the nose. It begins to eat away
    brain eating amoeba willcells with a unique "sucking apparatus" that extends from it's cellular body; causing it to become a pathogen which is a bacterium that can cause disease called Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (or "PAM"). There is, however, Amphotecricin B that is used to treat N. fowleri in vitro, but chances are still slight because survival remains less than 1%. There has been many other experiments with different substances in the hopes of finding something that could cure the disease. The only thing that has proven to be effective is Chlorpromazine, which was most therapeutic.
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  3. page home edited Eastern Timber Wolf (Canus Lycaon)Eastern Timber Wolf (Canus Lycaon) {http://ts1.mm.bing.net/im…

    Eastern Timber Wolf (Canus Lycaon)Eastern Timber Wolf (Canus Lycaon)
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    Eastern Timber Wolf (Canus Lycaon)----KingdonKingdon
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    Eastern Timber Wolf (Canus Lycaon)----canidaecanidae
    Eastern Timber Wolf (Canus Lycaon)----GenusGenus
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    Eastern Timber Wolf (Canus Lycaon)----SpeciesSpecies
    Canis Lycaon
    Habitat
    Nearlly all eastern timber wolves are located in Canada Eastern TImber wolfs mainly occupies central Ontario, also ventures into far southern neighboring parts of Quebec and it also presents itself in Minnesota and Manitoba. In the past the eastern timber wolves might have ranged south into the United States all the way down
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    of eastern timber wolfs is in Algonquin Part in Ontario. They do not make use of shelters except when raising offspring their shelter will always be near a water source. When being in a pack they can cover a territory anywhere from 20 to 120 square miles.
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Sunday, February 26

  1. page Flat-tailed Horned Lizard edited ... The flat-tailed horned lizard has 2 life cycles; they spend half the day moving around and the…
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    The flat-tailed horned lizard has 2 life cycles; they spend half the day moving around and the other half burrowed under the sands of the desert. In November through February, the FTHL
    hibernate in burrows five to 10 centimeters below the surface. February to March, they emerge from hibernation to mate, which they do throughout the active season. Mating happens in spring and 3 to 10 eggs are laid. To defend their non-hatched children, they fight the predator who wants to eat the children. If the predator is bigger than the mother or father, the FTHL lays on its back and stays still to pretend as if it was dead, making the predator lose interest because it wants fresh food.
    Conservation/Elimination efforts
    The flat-tailed horned lizard is a species that is starting to decrease in population and are also becoming an endangered species. Right now, the main reason why the population is decreasing is because of roads on their homeland. Flat-tailed horned lizards walk around during the night, and when they walk through the road, cars are not able to see them well enough to stop. They have been federally protected since 1993, but this has been withdrawn in 2006. They are becoming a near threatened species but there is no protection over them. Ways of protecting them from roads could be something that blocks the territory from the road. There is a Conservation Act to protect the FTHL but most have rejected the idea to protect the lizards. If no protection will occur for the lizards, they will become an extinct species.

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Friday, February 24

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    {http://www.bio-e.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/image1000wmk/articles/warba-mudskipper-03.jpg} common environment for a mudskipper
    Not alot is known about the biology of mudskipper larvae, sometimes they abandon the nest after hatching, and drift about in the marine plankton before they metamorphose and settle down in intertidal areas as a young, or juvenille mudskipper.
    they attract mates by throwing themselves 2 to 3 inches off the ground.
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Thursday, February 23

  1. page Saffron-Headed Parrot edited ... Reproduction: The saffron-headed parrots breeding season is from march until june. The saffro…
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    Reproduction:
    The saffron-headed parrots breeding season is from march until june. The saffron-headed parrots are really endangered and the population of the species is droping.The saffron headed parrots are mostly found with their mate or in flocks. Immature birds have greenish heads. Their cheecks and ear is covered by feathers. The throat and breast are olive in color. The parrots lay 3-5 eggs and it takes up to 14 days to hach.
    In Danger:
    Habitat loss has been occurring in the Magdalena valley for at least four centuries, but accelerated markedly throughout the 20th century, and remains the chief threat in Colombia. Most forest on the eastern slopes of the Serranía de San Lucas has been lost since 1996 Causes include logging, settlement, agriculture and mining. In Colombia, some birds are captured for the pet trade. It could be affected by stream pollution caused by mining and cocaine production.
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  2. page Saffron-Headed Parrot edited ... You can find Saffron-headed parrot in Colombia and mainly distributed through humid base of An…
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    You can find Saffron-headed parrot in Colombia and mainly distributed through humid base of Andes from Rio Sinu and lower Rio Cauca, Panama, Venezuela and in NW Ecuador. This parrots are also found on the west slope of Andes.the Saffron-headed parrot are found in humid or wet lowland to lower montane forest, the subtropical or tropical forests and including forest margings and tall sencondary growth areas. They also live in rain-forests and cloud-forests too. The parrots are near tropical trees and fruits. The types of fruits they are around are pomeganate, apples and oranges and also wasp larvae. The parrots are shy and friendly. They are usally in small groups through the treetops. Not easily seen because of their behavior of being shy, while they are feeding quietly or resting in the canopy. The parrots adoptaded to the tall trees in the rain-forest by feeding and resting in the canopies. Canopies are a good place for them to hide because the saffron headed parrots are very shy and scared. When they feel that they are threatened they hide up in the canopies.
    {http://mongabay.org/images/rainforest.gif} This is a picture of the environment the safforn headed parrots live in. This environment is a great place for the saffron headed parrots to live because this parrots are shy so they hide in the canopies to feel safe and hide from preditors.
    {http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5162/5244065115_032855402d_z.jpg} Parrots in the canopies.
    Species Interactions:
    Saffron-headed parrots are herbivores. The saffron headed parrots eat fruits and seeds which they get their energy from. The fruits and the seeds get their energy from the sun which is passed on to the parotts. The interaction the saffron headed parrots have is when they feed one the wasp larvae. The parrot use its beak to grasp small seeds. They use their beak to eat fruits and get food from hard small places. The beak also helps them get the wasp larvae from their nest. Their feet also help them grasp what they are standing on the keep them in place and stedy so they can eat fruits from the tree.
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    Reproduction:
    The saffron-headed parrots breeding season is from march until june. The saffron-headed parrots are really endangered and the population of the species is droping.The saffron headed parrots are mostly found with their mate or in flocks. Immature birds have greenish heads. Their cheecks and ear is covered by feathers. The throat and breast are olive in color. The parrots lay 3-5 eggs and it takes up to 14 days to hach.
    Habitat loss has been occurring in the Magdalena valley for at least four centuries, but accelerated markedly throughout the 20th century, and remains the chief threat in Colombia. Most forest on the eastern slopes of the Serranía de San Lucas has been lost since 1996 Causes include logging, settlement, agriculture and mining. In Colombia, some birds are captured for the pet trade. It could be affected by stream pollution caused by mining and cocaine production.
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  3. page Nine-banded Armadillo edited ... Adaptions {http://content61.eol.org/content/2009/03/28/03/01873_580_360.jpg} Nine-banded arma…
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    {http://content61.eol.org/content/2009/03/28/03/01873_580_360.jpg} Nine-banded armadillo in a burrow.
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    body weight. Another
    Another
    physical adaptation
    Species Interactions
    {http://cdn1.arkive.org/media/11/1161CEC4-BDC3-4EB1-8325-4B57D1E93243/Presentation.Medium/Nine-banded-armadillo-pair-foraging-for-food.jpg} Pari of nine-banded armadillos forage for food
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  4. page Nine-banded Armadillo edited ... {http://cdn1.arkive.org/media/60/6096A3E5-EFC8-4658-9963-B7165DFF5BEA/Presentation.Medium/Nine…
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    {http://cdn1.arkive.org/media/60/6096A3E5-EFC8-4658-9963-B7165DFF5BEA/Presentation.Medium/Nine-banded-armadillo-walking-in-beach-habitat.jpg} Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
    The nine-banded armadillo, scientifically known as dasypus novemcinctus, is one of many species of armadillos.
    ScienificScientific Classification
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    water supplies available.Temperatureavailable.
    Temperature
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    Adaptions
    {http://content61.eol.org/content/2009/03/28/03/01873_580_360.jpg} Nine-banded armadillo in a burrow.
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    adaptations. Their apperanceappearance and features
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    by a percievedperceived threat, nine-banded
    Species Interactions
    {http://cdn1.arkive.org/media/11/1161CEC4-BDC3-4EB1-8325-4B57D1E93243/Presentation.Medium/Nine-banded-armadillo-pair-foraging-for-food.jpg} Pari of nine-banded armadillos forage for food
    The nine-banded armadillo are scavengers and consumers in the food web of it's environment. They associate with many kinds of invertebrates and some parasitic ticks. The habitat in which nine-banded armadillos live in, their environment harbors several species of fungi, such as Paracoccidiodies brasiliensis are responsible for human diseases. Armadillos infected with the fungus are able to cause a mycosis in humans, but humans appear healthy.
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    opportunistic feeders, whicwhich over ninety
    Reproduction
    Nine-banded armadillos often pair with each other during their summer breeding season. It is unusual for a male and female to maintain close proximity with one another because they are typically solitary animals. The male keeps the proximity intact, in order to claim and protect the female from other males. In some instances, males often fight as one protects his rights to the female. Females appear to retreat from males , which may be an effort to prevent the male from maintaining very close proximity before preparing to mate.
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    four identical embyros.embryos. This embyronicembryonic process almost
    Conservation
    The population of nine-banded armadillos is increasing throughout most of their distribution in North, Central, and South America. Due to their high reproduction rate and expanding distribution, the armadillos are not considered to be in any danger. There is no major population decline, as nine-banded armadillos are able to maintain tolerance of habitat alteration. There are no major threats to the species, although it is hunted throughout its range. Given its high rate of reproduction, the species seems able to withstand a reasonably high degree of offtake. In North America, nine-banded armadillos are subjects to poisoning as it is considered a nuisance.
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  5. page Emperor Scorpion edited ... Pandinus Imperator Habitat ... tree roots. They are able to burrow from their two pairs o…
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    tree roots. They are able to burrow from their two pairs of legs into termite mounds which occasionally make it as their home. They are
    The adaptations Pandinus imperator that they have to go through is burrowing under the sand to protect themselves from UV rays. If they are exposed to UV radiation for a while, then they will stress out and cause death. They come at night because it is much cooler for survivability so they do not die easily from the intense heat. Their tail is segmented so that it can reach out and strike quickly without the whole body moving. The venom on their stinger is mild but not fatal. They rarely use their stinger because it is used for defense and to capture prey. Instead, they rely on their large and powerful chelae to hold and crush prey and intimidate attacks from predators. When these scorpions are damaged in some way, they are able to regrow body parts that have been broken off. They molt to renew and heal worn and damaged exoskeleton. They like to eat insects and other arthropods but commonly eat termites. However, they are eaten by other predators such as birds, mammals, spiders, and bats.
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    during the night time due to being known as nocturnal.
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    and spiders. Indivudually,Individually, they do
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    to go fight backin a threat posture and fend
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    Pandinus imperator has its prey locked on its pincers
    while consuming its prey.
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    to 12 youngs.young's. These young's are called scorplings. They reach
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    protect their young's. If the scorplings stay on the mother's back for too long, she will tend to kill some of her young.
    Human Uses
    She is there until her young's are able to burrow for themselves and become independent.
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    imperator from the intense heat. To protect themselvesitself from the
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    they have a cancer also known as orovarian fibroids.fibroids in which its genetic problem involves one generation to the most female sex scorpions causing death. It begins with a small bump on the back or tail during its early developments of molting up in the first two months to three years after the same. They have three stages to its evolution. Its first stage is its primary stage and is the formation of the ball, the second or middle when the ball is growing and exceeds the millimeter, the third or final when the ball has passed to the external opening and shows a large mass as it has put half of a marble in place or less. At that stage, it starts to have problems. It stops walking and cannot lift its tail. Studies show that it is suffering from cardiac arrest and will shortly die after.
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